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Technology moves at light speed. It changes so fast that before we know it our iPhone 4’s will so thin they will give a piece of paper a run for it’s money, and our iPads will not only look up recipes but actually cook your dinner too. But amidst all of this change, you can be sure of one thing: …

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Spongebob study says show causes learning problems: Other TV shows that are just as bad

Sponge Bob Study

SpongeBob: You either love him or you hate him. Although he is said to be one of the most popular cartoons on television right now (that little yellow sea creature wouldn’t have stood a chance against Fred Flintstone in his day), SpongeBob is taking heat due to a recent study in the medical journal Pediatrics. Researchers found that watching shows …

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Tshirts that are ripe for a good old fashioned banning

Sometimes you stumble across news items that are horrifying in ways you can’t contemplate yet too funny not to share. This is one of those times. JC Penny recently pulled a tshirt from their 7-16 line because it stated that the wearer was “Too pretty for homework.” Consumers, up in arms over the perceived sexist remarks, chalk the tshirt right …

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Why Moms should be grateful to Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs resigns

When the news hit today that Steve Jobs had resigned as Apple CEO, most of the Internet reacted with shock. As it isn’t clear at this time why he has resigned, those of us who are true Apple enthusiasts could only speculate and hope that this will be Mr.Job’s opportunity to focus on his health and come back stronger than …

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Scary Burger King Mascot retiring: Children everywhere rejoice

On CNN this morning: Burger King announced that it was retiring the big bobbled headed ‘King’ mascot that they’ve used in previous ad campaigns. Commercial spots with the Burger King include several terrifying ads where he wakes people up in the middle of the night with air horns or spends some time rocking down on a DJ booth. I’m not …

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Anderson Cooper Ridiculist channels John Stewart: Watch him lose it

Recent news reports that Gerard Depardieu urinated on a City Jet flight have been broadcast across the Web. And true to Entertainment news protocol, it’s time to let the ridicule land where it may. Case in point: Anderson Cooper highlighted Depardieu on his “Ridiculist” yesterday in what felt like a segment straight from John Stewart. The only reason difference? Stewart …

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Google aquires Motorola, making them the new Donald Trump of online aquisitions

It was announced this morning that the search engine giant Google acquired Motorola for approximately 12.5 billion. This is the latest in a series of acquisitions for Google, who purchased 48 companies in the past year and have stated their plans to buy 50 more. It’s safe to say that the company, once a simple search engine, is officially reaching …

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Now there are ecards for everything: Ecards alert recipients to possible STDs

August 8, 2011- If you are a parent to a teenager, you might want to know about a possible Ecard they could receive. Ecards: Electronic notes sent via the Web that are known for their false sentimentality and ease of use. Not only do Ecards on your birthday or other special occasion have the benefit of being quick, easy, and …

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JK Rowling’s Pottermore opens to beta users, but how can you get in?

August 1st, 2011 – Just when you thought that the book on Harry Potter was closed forever, JK Rowling’s Pottermore has opened up to beta testing. What can only be described as an online attraction¬† for Potter lovers around the world, Pottermore promises to not only let you read the books again, but actually takes you inside them. Developed by …

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Pottermore early registration: Have you received your user name?

It’s July 31st, and as promised J.K.Rowling’s Pottermore has opened up with a clue and a chance for millions of hopefuls to gain early access to her new website. Unfortunately, for those on a Pacific Time Zone, you’ll have to stay up most of the night to login. As the clock struck midnight early this morning, users hit refresh until …

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